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No more racists: is that like whistling in the wind?

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Emmett Til, the face that launched the Civil Rights Movement.

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German elections: shadow-boxing in Sachsen

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It's no surprise that Dr. Frauke Petry will head the AfD's list of candidates for the German federal elections later this year, leaving her post as leader of the AfD in Sachsen. It may be of interest to know who is second on the list, and therefore a certainty for the Bundestag: Judge Jens Maier, charged with hate speech allegations. Photo: public domain

A story is brewing locally with possible national and international consequences.

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Holocaust memorial off-limits to AfD leader

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Björn Höcke at open house in Thüringer Landtag, 13 Juni 2015. By © Vincent Eisfeld / vincent-eisfeld.de, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons.

Either he is a hypocrite who likes to make controversial statements for fun and not for action, or Höcke intended to carry out some form of twisted protest at the very site of historical horror and regret.

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The perfect storm of direct democracy

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Whilst respect is what people yearn for, ongoing exclusion is going to lead to a rejection of liberal democratic values through sheer frustration.

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Andreas Kemper’s take on today’s AfD

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Kemper explains the agendas of the groups that form the AfD and why it is dangerous to underestimate them.

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AfD changes Germany’s political landscape

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The results of parliamentary elections in three German states have caused shock and bewilderment with Germany’s traditional parties.

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